Poster presentations


In the foyer of the Umney theatres suite, you will see our place for poster presentations. On Friday lunchtime, between 1 and 2.30pm, the presenters will stand by their posters and share their work. The list of presentations is below.

TAME - Thinking at multiple edges, a convergence methodology
Barbara Dickinson, with Margaret Herrick & James Turk

In 2014, we created ’Women in Social Enterprise’ (WISE) using an innovative convergence methodology based on Focusing, TAE and Interactive Focusing, called ‘TAME: Thinking at Multiple Edges’. This poster presentation will describe the new organisation and the TAME methodology from the 2015 Folio article (copies available).
Focusing in El Salvador
Beatrice Blake

This presentation will be about Beatrice’s work in El Salvador.
Loving the gentle kind: Ubuntu-based Community Wellness Focusing empowerment
Friedgard Blob

Ubuntu is a concept that can bolster the empowerment of communities and Community Wellness tribe people in action. People with Ubuntu are warm, generous, open and available to others, affirming others and willing to be vulnerable. Focusers can ask: how does
Focusing as a sacred bridge to our innate sense of wholeness
Ifat Eckstein

This presentation is linked with Ifat’s workshop of the same title on Thursday afternoon.
‘Focusing’ in the 1950s and 60s
Judy Moore

The origins of Focusing lie in Gendlin’s role as a philosopher researching the therapeutic process in the work of Carl Rogers and his client-centred colleagues between 1953 and 1963. This poster presentation will indicate some of the key findings that relate to the early development of Focusing, and demonstrate how Gendlin’s work has served to enrich the Person-Centred Approach.
The relationship between Focusing attitudes, feelings and mental health
Kumiyo Sakai

Focusing attitudes in everyday life have been measured using the Focusing Manner Scale (FMS). FMS has three components: ‘attention’, ‘distance’, and ‘acceptance’. In this research, we created and confirmed the models which show that Focusing attitudes improved mental health directly and also indirectly by enhancing positive feelings.
Dynamic Focusing with children
René Veugelers

Non verbal communication, bodily expression, creativity and Focusing seem like four different categories. In my work as a Children Focusing professional and art therapist, I combine these aspects into one whole system. I will share some of these processes and expression and how to integrate this into your own adult life! Come and see with your eyes and feel with your hands.
Effects of Focusing attitudes on teachers’ perspectives towards children
Yoko Ichikawa

I will present the results of factor analysis, which was conducted on responses to a questionnaire survey on Focusing attitudes in everyday life, to clarify the attitudes of pre-service teachers. I hope that everyone acquires insight into how Focusing attitudes can allow pre-service teachers to gain a deeper understanding of children.
Shared fields and interconnected felt-sensing
Sandy Gee

A diagramatic representation of our shared interconnected fields - how they have an emergent intelligence - how Focusing implicitly connects us - how various group felt-sensing processes can deepen our experience of this intelligence - and how this can benefit us and the world.
Organic Focusing: a crossing of children Focusing and community wellness
Heidrun Essler

This presentation is linked with the workshop of the same title by Nina Joy and Heidrun on Thursday morning.
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